Lina Jovarauskaite

Lina Jovarauskaite
Vilnius University · Center for Psychotraumatology

Doctor of Psychology

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
October 2020 - present
Vilnius University
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2015 - May 2020
Mykolas Romeris University
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2013 - June 2015
Vilnius University
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2009 - June 2013
Vytautas Magnus University
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (39)
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Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate how moral injury (MI), traumatic experiences and daily stressors were related to the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and International Classification of Diseases 11th revision specific complex PTSD (CPTSD) symptoms of disturbances in self-organisation (DSO) in a treatment-seeking sample of...
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Objective: A lack of training in PTSD assessment and treatment can cause nonrecognition, misdiagnosis, or mistreatment of trauma-exposed patients in clinical practice. To fill the gap of the measures of trauma care-related competencies, the current study aimed to test psychometric properties of the novel Readiness to Work with Trauma-Exposed Patie...
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Access to clean drinking water is necessary for the health of a society, but how society perceives the sources of drinking water might lead to behaviors that are either favorable or unfavorable for environmental sustainability. Perceptions of water quality change still if one is faced with the potential risk of drinking contaminated water after an...
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The “greening” of individual behaviors is an important component of mitigating climate change and other human-caused environmental problems (Dietz et al., 2009). Adolescents are an important target group for promoting pro-environmental behaviors as they are at the life stage of forming their systems of beliefs, morals, and values. The important ind...
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The current study focuses on the dynamics of adolescents’ risk perceptions regarding drinking water consumption before and after ecological disaster, i.e., the tire fire. The tire fire accident caused the air, groundwater, and soil pollution which negatively affected the quality of the drinking water. We hypothesized that the affected group would r...
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Studies in adult samples suggest that biospheric values, environmental self-identity and personal norms are important antecedents of various pro-environmental behaviors. Recently few studies have tested these relationships in children and adolescent samples. Yet these findings have been derived from cross-sectional studies, thus there is a question...
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Background The demand for care during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of healthcare workers (HCWs), thus increasing the need for psychosocial support services. Internet-based interventions have previously been found to reduce occupational stress. The study aims to test the effects of an Internet-based stress recovery interventi...
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In this systematic review we explore the forces that encourage or hinder the adoption of wastewater treatment and/or management technology. Our literature search uncovered 37 sources that discuss these issues. Retrieved sources were then subjected to qualitative synthesis. We adopted a systems-theory perspective in analyzing the qualitative data an...
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The aim of the current study was to assess the components of the intervention program “Aquatic”, targeted at the reduction of bottled water use in adolescence. The Comprehensive Action Determination Model was chosen as a theory of change for the development and evaluation of pro-environmental behavior intervention. We examined the impact of five ex...
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In the current study, we provided the evidence of satisfactory validity of the RS-14 scale in the Lithuanian adolescents’ sample ( N = 1299; M age = 14.24; SD age = 1.26), based on its internal structure, and relations to other variables. The results of the study indicated an acceptable model fit for a single-factor structure of the scale with a hi...
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We compared the extent to which a potentially groundwater-contaminating ecological disaster affected adolescents' bottled water consumption and perceived risk to use tap water. The affected group consists of 221 adolescents (56.6% were girls, Mage = 15.44, SDage = 0.60), while the control group consisted of 156 adolescents (56.4% were girls, Mage =...
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The aim of the current study was to assess the components of the intervention program "Aquatic", targeted at the reduction of bottled water use in adolescence. The Comprehensive Action Determination Model was chosen as a theory of change for the development and evaluation of pro-environmental behavior intervention. We examined the impact of five ex...
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The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on healthcare globally. Additional pressure created by coronavirus adversely affected the mental health and psychological well-being of healthcare workers, leading many to question their desire and willingness to continue working in healthcare. This study aimed to identify predictors for career change...
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Policy awareness increases the likelihood of policy-congruent behavior. Yet individuals may differ in the extent to which they notice certain policies; thus, psychological factors that explain behavior can have a differing effect on policy-congruent behavior of individuals. We investigated to what extent the relationship between normative, habitual...
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We explored to what extent two theoretical approaches – general (i.e., the Value-Identity-Personal norm model), and behavior-specific (i.e., the Comprehensive Action Determination Model) can explain different waste prevention behaviors. In Study 1 we investigated bottled water consumption, while in Study 2 we investigated bag reuse when shopping, g...
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The study aimed to reveal the role of emotions in Lithuanian climate experts’ perceptions of climate change (i.e., their beliefs about the causes and risk perceptions of climate change) and fill the gap in scientific knowledge about the coping strategies that climate experts tend to employ in order to deal with climate-change-related emotions. To i...
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In this chapter, we will consider the relationships between values, beliefs and Environmental Citizenship. The role of personal values, value orientations and environmental beliefs in explaining pro-environmental actions and behaviour is widely explored. It is already acknowledged that self-enhancement (egoistic and hedonistic) values are less pred...
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The study tackles the problem of unsustainable consumption that reflects a specific aspect of environmental citizenship. We argue, that in order to achieve effectiveness in policies aimed at lowering adolescents’ consumption rates, it is worthwhile to address key psychological factors that have been established to be related to various environmenta...
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The aim of this report was to uncover the current situation of Environmental Citizenship education in Lithuania. Qualitative data was gathered from six experts working on diverse areas of Environmental Citizenship education in the country. Data were gathered from educators (working in primary and secondary levels of education), decision-makers from...
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Introduction. Different individuals find motivation from different sources and thus even the same group of pro-environmental behaviors can be performed for different reasons. Different pro-environmental behaviors are rarely alike; thus, it becomes relevant to understand whether different individuals engage in different types of pro-environmental be...
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European Union member states are already equipped with policies and strategies that can be followed to tailor local policies that aim to reduce bottled water use (i.e., EU, 2018, No.52018DC0028). However, little is known how adolescents’ self-reported awareness of policy is related to their bottled water use in the context of the Comprehensive Acti...
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A meta-analysis was carried out to investigate the relationship between connectedness with nature, environmental identity, and environmental self-identity. Through meta-analyzing these relationships, we are able to assess the true estimate of their magnitude. The results revealed a strong correlation between measures of connectedness with nature an...
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Given the necessity for actions in reducing the impact of climate change consequences on human and non-human life and environmental quality, it is clear that immediate engagement in complex and multi-context pro-environmental actions is inevitable. Adolescents are the near-future decision makers in reducing climate change related outcomes. Therefor...
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The need for human behavioral modification toward more pro-environmental behaviors is well recognized (Robertson & Barling, 2013). One viable way is to promote prosocial behavior in adolescence. Additionally, prosocial behaviors are beneficial not only for the broader environment but for adolescent’s adjustment (Eisenberg et al., 2015) and successf...
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Researchers have been spending considerable effort over the last couple of decades on developing the constructs of human-nature relations, as well as the instruments that measure them. The result of this effort is a plethora of separate psychological constructs, such as connection with nature, nature connectedness, environmental identity, environme...
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Introduction: A growing number of studies confirm the importance of connection with nature and environmental identity in encouraging the pro-environmental behavior. Promoting the development of emotional links and identification with natural environment, may, in turn, lead to positive psychological outcomes such as increased well-being. Moreover, i...
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Įvadas. Ryšys su gamta ir aplinkos tapatumas yra svarbūs veiksniai formuojant teigiamas nuostatas į mus supančią aplinką bei skatinant aplinką tausojantį elgesį (Hinds & Sparks, 2008; van der Werff & Steg, 2016). Operacionalizuojant minėtus konstruktus galima orientuotis į jų skirtingus aspektus (pvz.: emocinius, kognityvinius, fizinius ir pan.). D...
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Įvadas. Į klausimą, kodėl vieni labiau tausoja aplinką o kiti – ne, dažnai galima atsakyti išsiaiškinus, kokiais vertybiniais orientyrais asmuo yra linkęs vadovautis. Pagal aplinką tausojančio elgesio skatinimo teorinius modelius (pvz.: Vertybių-įsitikinimų-normų modelį (Stern et al., 1999, Vertybių-tapatumo-asmeninių normų modelį (van der Werff &...
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Background: There is considerable evidence that outcome expectations may predict psychotherapy outcomes. However, little is known about the long-term outcome expectations following the end of the treatment. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate patients’ long-term outcome expectations after trauma-focused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD...
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Most recent studies indicate that personal value system is one of the key factors promoting sustainable behavior (Steg et al., 2014). However, it remains unclear, how sustainable behavior dimensions such as conservation of social and physical environment are related to general and family values in adolescence. In accordance with value-basis theory...
Conference Paper
Įvairiais lygemnimis augančios aplinkos taršos apimtys kelia naujus reikalavimus šios problemos sprendimo strategijoms. Globalūs klimato pokyčiai prasideda asmeniniame lygemenyje (Pappas et al., 2015), todėl svarbu atkreipti dėmesį į individualių veiksnių reikšmę aplinkos išteklių išsaugojimo procese ir taip ieškoti empiriniais duomenimis grįstų tv...

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GOGREEN project is dedicated to cutting-edge research on the mechanisms and determinants of pro-environmental behavior and proposes an innovative interventional approach to increase the engagement in pro-environmental behavior in young people. Specifically, we aim to promote pro-environmental behavior by developing, implementing, and testing an innovative intervention program for young people based on the data from a population-based household survey. Thus, the GOGREEN project will provide empirical evidence on a topic not previously investigated in the European context: how can individuals be encouraged to engage in pro-environmental actions, how long do the effect holds, does the timing of the intervention matter, and is the spillover effect prevalent? The main activities of the project are: To perform a screening of the current situation in Lithuania regarding the pro-environmental behaviors and related factors, using the representative samples of adolescent children and their parents. This household survey will enable to collect data on the society’s understanding of human impact on climate change in Lithuania and to determine which of pro-environmental behaviors are already widespread among the population, and which behaviors should be promoted. To empirically test an integrated theoretical model of pro-environmental behavior (Klockner & Blobaum, 2010), namely Comprehensive Action Determination Model that covers the most prominent theoretical models used in environmental psychology domain, including the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1991), the Norm-Activation-Theory (Schwartz & Howard, 1981), and the Value-Belief-Norm-Theory (Stern, 2000). To develop and implement the intervention that will enable to increase the existing knowledge and understanding of the underlying processes of pro-environmental behavior. To disseminate the research findings, maximizing the project’s impact through informing educational practice, building public and professional knowledge and capacity, and influencing policy and further research. Key project stakeholders include the education sector, the academic and scientific community, policy makers, public services, media, local communities and decision makers as well as NGOs.